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In April of 1870, Nellie Burns disappeared from her Boston home.  Over 100 years later,...
On this day, in 1897, Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas. Did you know that Earhart had a...
On July 4, 1861, Bostonians celebrated Independence Day as they grappled with the reality of civil...
As a young person, Nimoy worked various jobs in the West End. He sold newspapers, worked at...
Did you know that the City Archives is full of records documenting the lives of Boston's women? We'...
A 50-foot tall tank ruptured, sending 2.3 million gallons of molasses rushing through the...
On this day, in 1918, two sailors housed at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier reported to the...
Today, at 3:30 p.m., Mayor Walsh and Interim School Superintendent Laura Perille will open the new...
On this day in 1838, a group of black Bostonians petitioned the city for an addition to the Abiel...
On this day in 1893, Eliott Joslin, a Boston physician, examined Mary Higgins, a young girl...
On this day in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger read...
On May 30, 1868, Americans observed the country’s first Memorial Day.
On May 24, 1854, federal marshals arrested Anthony Burns, a fugitive from slavery, in Boston. His...
On this day in 1962, a panel of judges announced the winning design for Boston’s New City...
Park Street became a center of social and cultural movements.
 In 1930, Bostonians traveled around their City and their region using a network of...
On this day in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee....
On this day in 1895, construction began on the Tremont Street Subway.
Sarah Fuller is best known for giving Helen Keller her first speech lessons. But did you know that...
 Dr. Jessie Gideon Garnett was the first black woman to graduate from Tufts Dental School and...
 Florida Ruffin Ridley was a suffragist, journalist, anti-lynching activist — and a...
William Monroe Trotter was a businessman, newspaper publisher, and civil rights activist who grew...
Forrester Blanchard Washington, a South Boston High graduate, advocated for African American...
We’re starting Black History Month with a blog post about Wilhelmina Crosson, a Boston...
It's National Handwriting Day! Did you take a penmanship class in school? Did you ever learn...
In 1830, Boston had just concluded a radical experiment — a high school for...
On this day in 1737, John Hancock was born in Braintree, Massachusetts.
On this day in 1798, the Massachusetts Legislature conducted its first day of business in the newly...
In 1930, Boston celebrated its 300th birthday. Even as City leaders led celebrations of Boston...
In 1966, Boston Mayor John Collins spearheaded an effort to send holiday packages to servicemen in...

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